The Kansas City Royals might surprise a lot of people around Major League Baseball in 2013. They've had an overhaul in the pitching rotation and oddsmakers believe they could have a successful campaign this season. They're projected to win right around 77 games this season, which would be an improvement over last year's and improvement upon last year's 72-90 team.
Kansas City definitely improved their pitching rotation in the offseason. Every teams in the league wanted James Shields but the Royals were able to land him and he steps into the AL Central looking to do some damage. Also coming over from the Rays was Wade Davis.
Crafty left-hander Bruce Chen was the only guy to win double digit games for the Royals last year, but now he won't have to face an opposing ace every night. The Royals have one of the better rotations in the American League, but nobody really knows it yet. They also picked up Ervin Santana and Jeremy Guthrie.
Offensively they are led by Billy Butler, who is as consistent a hitter in the league and youngster Alex Gordon is going to be a star. Eric Hosmer needs to rebound from a bad 2012 and Mike Moustakas' growth could be the key to their overall season offensively.
Kansas City Royals 2013 World Series Odds: Provided by TheGreek.com
To Win World Series +5,000 (19th longest odds)
To Win American League Central +650 (Third longest odds)
To Win American League Pennant +3500 (Fifth longest odds)
Regular Season Wins: Over 77.5 (-135), Under 77.5 (+105)
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